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    Queen Isabella I of Castile 1501-Dated Document Signed "Yo La Reina". One page, 8.5" x 11.75", Granada, April 6, 1501, in Spanish ordering her steward, Sancho de Paredes to pay the sum of 2,000 maravedis to Miguel de Torres, servant of the Governor of the Forts of Seville, for transporting a slave from Granada to Seville and bringing another slave back from Seville to Granada. Countersigned by Gaspar de Trizio and signed in receipt by Juan de Guevara in lieu of Miguel de Torres who was illiterate. Of note is a watermark of an open hand topped by what appears to be the sun and two cut cancellation marks in the body of the document which have been closed with archival tape. The document is remarkably well preserved reflecting the natural fold creases and toning expected of a document of this age. The queen's signature is quite bold, which, taken in consideration of the condition makes this a near fine example. From the Judith Kaplan Women's History Collection.

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